Local Lost Marine Found, But Dog Still Missing

Deputies were in the woods Sunday night to find a local marine they say called for help after getting lost trying to find his dog.

Jones County Sheriff Danny Heath said deputies received the call from the marine around 9 p.m. Sunday.

The marine told deputies he was searching for his dog off Beaufort Road near Pollocksville when he got lost, according to officials. About an hour and a half later, deputies said they found the marine safe and sound in the Croatan National Forest.

The marine will be heading back out to continue searching for his pup Monday morning.